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An American saga : Juan Trippe and his Pan Am empire

Author: Robert Daley
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Daley, Robert, 1930-
American saga.
New York : Random House, c1980
(OCoLC)609747510
Named Person: J T Trippe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Daley
ISBN: 039450223X 9780394502236
OCLC Number: 5674076
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 529 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. A young man plans. The island --
Trippe --
Colonial Air Transport --
Fired --
A new company --
First flight --
Priester --
Key West --
Leuteritz --
West Indian Aerial Express --
NYRBA --
The mad cutthroat struggle --
The first clipper --
Part 2. The Pacific. The next step --
Staking out the world --
North to the Orient --
China Airways --
Europe via Greenland --
The long-range DF --
A switch to the Pacific --
The public decision --
Practice flights --
To Hawaii nonstop --
Wake --
The China Clipper --
Life on the atolls --
Trippe around the world --
New Zealand --
Part 3. The Atlantic. The obstacles --
The first across --
The correct vehicle --
The Whitney takeover --
The Boeing accident --
Trippe returns --
Trippe versus American Export Airlines --
Blitzkrieg against TACA --
Trippe versus the U.S. Government --
Part 4. War. China --
"Delousing" SCADTA --
The airport development program --
Africa --
The Day of Infamy --
Loyalty --
The war routes --
Part 5. The new world. The community company --
High stakes --
The hearings --
The plan to save China --
The jets --
Priester demoted --
The tycoon --
The biggest gamble --
The great day --
Epilogue --
Pan Am's generation of capital.
Responsibility: Robert Daley.

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